adjective, sheer·er, sheer·est.
SYNONYMS FOR sheer
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Origin of sheer1
OTHER WORDS FROM sheersheerly, adverbsheerness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sheershear, sheer
Definition for sheer (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Example sentences from the Web for sheer
In the past, the sheer cost of purchasing full range solar energy units typically put them out the reach of millions across the continent—including some of those who need them the most.A software provider for Africa’s “pay-as-you-go” solar industry has raised $13.5 million|Yomi Kazeem|October 27, 2020|Quartz
Their sheer numbers showed a swelling commitment to the cause.Brits are unwittingly pouring their savings into oil and tobacco companies|John Detrixhe|October 20, 2020|Quartz
At times the sheer amount of sensory and contextual detail slows the pace of the book.
Yet even taking that approach, the fight against misinformation is daunting, given the sheer amount of it present on social media platforms.Empathy is an underrated weapon in fighting vaccine skepticism|jakemeth|October 13, 2020|Fortune
Set in a prison, it was notable for the sheer quantity of full frontal male nudity, with characters shown in a variety of contexts, including showering and in their cells, fully naked.More Penises Are Appearing On TV And In Film – But Why Are Nearly All Of Them Prosthetic?|LGBTQ-Editor|October 10, 2020|No Straight News
Well, here she comes, and we said she was going to try and shave us; but she didn't seem to be sheering off a bit.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Whatever it was, our ship gave it a wide berth, sheering off from the object in a sharp swing.The Glory of The Coming|Irvin S. Cobb
The axe descended, sheering his haunches across, and he stretched out, working his great jaws convulsively.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
The fire had been hid by sheering towards the shore, and the latter was nearer, perhaps, than was desirable.The Deerslayer|James Fenimore Cooper
Peeping out, he saw the Lancaster and the Cumberland sheering to port, and he moved the lever of the steering-telegraph."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea|Morgan Robertson